Biography

Carl Edward Sagan (November 9, 1934 – December 20, 1996) was an American astronomer, cosmologist, astrophysicist, astrobiologist, author, science popularizer, and science communicator in astronomy and other natural sciences. He is best known for his work as a science popularizer and communicator. His best known scientific contribution is research on extraterrestrial life, including experimental demonstration of the production of amino acids from basic chemicals by radiation. Sagan assembled the first physical messages sent into space: the Pioneer plaque and the Voyager Golden Record, universal messages that could potentially be understood by any extraterrestrial intelligence that might find them. Sagan argued the now accepted hypothesis that the high surface temperatures of Venus can be attributed to and calculated using the greenhouse effect.

Sagan published more than 600 scientific papers and articles and was author, co-author or editor of more than 20 books. He wrote many popular science books, such as The Dragons of Eden, Broca's Brain and Pale Blue Dot, and narrated and co-wrote the award-winning 1980 television series Cosmos: A Personal Voyage. The most widely watched series in the history of American public television, Cosmos has been seen by at least 500 million people across 60 different countries. The book Cosmos was published to accompany the series. He also wrote the science fiction novel Contact, the basis for a 1997 film of the same name.

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Carl Edward Sagan (November 9, 1934 – December 20, 1996) was an American astronomer, cosmologist, astrophysicist, astrobiologist, author, science popularizer, and science communicator in astronomy and other natural sciences. He is best known for his work as a science popularizer and communicator. His best known scientific contribution is research on extraterrestrial life, including experimental demonstration of the production of amino acids from basic chemicals by radiation. Sagan assembled the first physical messages sent into space: the Pioneer plaque and the Voyager Golden Record, universal messages that could potentially be understood by any extraterrestrial intelligence that might find them. Sagan argued the now accepted hypothesis that the high surface temperatures of Venus can be attributed to and calculated using the greenhouse effect.

Sagan published more than 600 scientific papers and articles and was author, co-author or editor of more than 20 books. He wrote many popular science books, such as The Dragons of Eden, Broca's Brain and Pale Blue Dot, and narrated and co-wrote the award-winning 1980 television series Cosmos: A Personal Voyage. The most widely watched series in the history of American public television, Cosmos has been seen by at least 500 million people across 60 different countries. The book Cosmos was published to accompany the series. He also wrote the science fiction novel Contact, the basis for a 1997 film of the same name.

Description above from the Wikipedia article Carl Sagan licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Male

Known Credits 13

Birthday 1924-11-09

Day of Death 1996-12-20

Place of Birth -

Official Site -

Also Known As

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Acting TV ShowsMovies

Pale Blue Dot as Himself
2018 The Farthest as Himself (archive footage)
2014 Wanderers as Voice
2014 Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey(1 episode) as Himself (archive footage)
2012 The Reality of Me as Himself
1989 A Dialogue: A Conversation with Carl Sagan and Ted Turner as Guest
1988 God, the Universe and Everything Else as Himself
1980 Cosmos: A Personal Voyage(25 episodes) as Himself - Host
1980 Target... Earth? as self
1975 Who's Out There? as Himself

Writing

2015 Star StuffWriter
2014 Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey(13 episodes)Writer
1997 ContactStory
1997 ContactNovel
1980 Cosmos: A Personal Voyage(13 episodes)Author
1980 Cosmos: A Personal Voyage(25 episodes)Writer

Production

1997 ContactCo-Producer
1980 Cosmos: A Personal Voyage(25 episodes)Producer

Creator

1980 Cosmos: A Personal VoyageCreator

Crew

2006 An Inconvenient TruthThanks

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